Undergraduate Education and Advising provides guidance, academic resources, services and advice for students in the College of Letters and Science. Here you will find important links and resources, including information on mandatory advising, degree checks and so much more.
Academic advisors in the College of Letters and Science cultivate inclusive, holistic and equitable advising that empowers students to pursue their personal, academic and professional goals through meaningful educational experiences. We facilitate learning by providing a curricular framework and individualized guidance to promote student achievement and development. We believe each student’s journey toward success is unique.
Academic advisors in the College uphold the University’s shared values outlined in the Principles of Community and the Undergraduate Educational Objectives. Our learning-centered integrative advising approach engages students as active and responsible partners to realize their educational, career and life goals.
Major and Minor Advising
Each major and minor within the College of Letters and Science has staff and faculty advisors who can help you identify and plan out your goals, provide recommendations to help you explore your specific areas of interest, and ensure you meet your specific major or minor requirements. They are also a great resource for research, internship, and career opportunities.
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Advising
The College of Letters and Science is committed to supporting departments in the mathematical and physical sciences with their undergraduate programs and advising, as well as improving the retention, academic success and career placement of all MPS majors.
Advisors help students explore potential majors and interests in the math and physical sciences, explore career options within math and physical science majors, and provide referrals to relevant academic success, tutoring services, and learning strategies resources.
To meet with an advisor, make an appointment.
In addition to our professional staff, the College of Letters and Science maintains a team of highly trained peer advisors. Peers are current UC Davis students from a wide variety of majors who can offer advice on topics such as course scheduling, major and minor selection, getting involved on campus, and are a great resource for student life. Peer advising is available in the UEA office, many major departments, and in residence halls across campus.